Nov 15, 2019
PREP 099 - Read/Write Critically
Prepares students for ENGL&101 and other college-level courses. Emphasizes comprehension and critical reading skills, basic composition methods, rhetorical principles, and approaches to college discussion. Helps students strengthen academic sentence-level conventions, and introduces students to an academic citation. S/U grade option.
Prerequisite Orientation and advising are required before taking this course.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Read college-level texts closely to understand their explicit ideas and to draw logical inferences, summarize texts, and integrate appropriate textual evidence when writing and speaking.
- Respond to a text’s themes, claims, support, and rhetorical strategies both analytically and with reference to evidence gathered from outside the text.
- Write papers that develop original arguments by supporting claims with evidence, arranging ideas logically, and connecting them coherently.
- Apply rhetorical strategies in one’s own writing by adapting writing to the audience, context, and purpose.
- Demonstrate the writing process by exploring and applying various strategies for gathering evidence, generating ideas, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.
- Use appropriate technology to produce and publish writing.
- Use MLA format at a beginning college level, avoiding plagiarism.
- Demonstrate command of a variety of sentence types, with a particular focus on sentence clarity and rhetorical strategies.
- Read and write using academic vocabulary; analyze the impact of word choice on meaning and tone.
- Collaborate effectively with diverse partners in discussions, activities, and/or projects.
- Contribute actively through expressing ideas clearly and listening and responding appropriately to others’ ideas.
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